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Poveglia
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I am brand new to silk magic and looking to incorporate a silk from mouth routine to my kids magic show.

Are there specific silks for this effect?

Also, since this is strange territory to me, what is the best resource I could use for teaching myself this effect?

Any help, as always, is appreciated.
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I have never seen or heard of doing such a thing with a silk. Not that it cannot be done with props that you already own, most people do not like things coming from the mouth. I say this because this is responses I have heard from audiences when other things come from the mouth.

Do you have a reference that prompted your question?
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Al Delage used to do this partially. It was part of his Douglas 20th Century Silk routine. I believe Rice still sells this.

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Poveglia
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Yeah, I'm basically looking for a mouth coil, but with silks....if this even exists...
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You could use a Rosini Silk Winder, but you are going to have to have a container to put the same into in your moth. Then, you have to get rid of the container.

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This is just a thought. Use a sixth finger. Put the sixth finger in your mouth as you are reaching in to "grab" the corner of the silk. Then, slowly pull the silk out. Then, use a fold of the last of the silk to steal the sixth finger out of your mouth under cover of the silk.

Hope that helps.
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Small silk steamers are available for TT's and can be used in 6th fingers as well. This was a good idea, Darkwing.
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On 2010-01-09 12:55, wmhegbli wrote:
Small silk steamers are available for TT's and can be used in 6th fingers as well. This was a good idea, Darkwing.

Only 15 posts til wmhegbli is outta here.

As far as silks from the mouth vs. mouth coil, I doubt if anyone will know the difference. So, use a mouth coil.

If you do use a sixth finger and streamer, you can probably get three streamers in the finger.
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On 2010-01-09 12:55, wmhegbli wrote:
Small silk steamers are available for TT's and can be used in 6th fingers as well. This was a good idea, Darkwing.


Thanks, wmhegbli.

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Poveglia,

We have forgotten to answer the other part of your question; Resources for teaching this effect.

Welcome to the wonderful world of silk magic. First, you will see for stage magic, silk magic is the best and biggest bag for your buck. It folds flat and plays big. It is very beautiful eye candy on stage.

Now, for the resources. First, as you can see, you have some excellent resources here at the Magic Café with Richard Hughes, Bob Sanders, Magic Ian, wmhegbli, JNeal, and Levent just to name a few. Second, books. Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Vol. 1-3; Chanin, The Man with the Magic Hands; Marconik's books and Ade Duval. DVDs; Jeff McBride's Stage Magic Vol. 1-3, Paul Diamond's Lessons in Magic, Mark DeSouza, Duane Laflin, and Pavel.

This is a good start, and I am sure the other members can give you more that I have left out.
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If you are using the classic method of introduction of the silk(s) to your mouth -- any edible barrier around the winding should do to keep moisture from the silks on the outside of the ball. A little smaller than a multi-coil Kabuki Streamer ball which you would hand-wrap yourself.

Just watch the calories, though -- or you could end up looking like the before pictures of Robert Baxt, especially if you do three a night.
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Carazini did silks from mouth...what happened to him?
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He used a variation of the Douglas 20th Century. You do some sleights with a billiard ball which eventually reappears in your mouth after the production of silks.

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Poveglia,

The quick and dirty way to do this is like a silk out of cored apple. A 12" diamond cut silk looks like an 18" square silk. It will fit into a TT. (Moisture is not a problem. Use your teeth to hold it and keep it secure while you produce the silk. It will also make retrieving the TT quicker.)

From your Crazy Kings video, your hand size relative to a box of cards makes me believe that you could easily use a Jumbo TT and an 18" diamond cut silk that looks like a 24" square silk. An alternative here is the 4" x 36" streamer that also only takes the space of a 12" square.

It has been years since I performed it, but once I started doing magic for corporate food companies, it was inappropriate. LOL

Enjoy your silk magic.

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